I’ve been holding out on you, hive. And I apologize. Up to this point, I haven’t shared any photos of either of our amazing cakes. If you recall, we had not one, but two incredible pastry chefs making us cakes for our wedding. The first one was gifted to us by my incredibly talented MOH. I didn’t give her any specifications as to what I wanted, flavor, design, or anything. She had free rein to create something beautiful and delicious, and she did. Our second cake was included in our wedding package from Cescaphe, and we decided to use that as our groom’s cake. Mr. Ly basically gave the caterer a list of all of the things he likes, from superheros to video games, and it was incorporated into a really intricate, airbrushed cake. Our cakes were highlighted throughout the reception under a spotlight, in the location where the ceremony had taken place, and they received a lot of attention throughout the night. If there was one thing that stood out when looking at our guests’ photos after our wedding (besides photos of us)—it was photos of the cakes!
Photos by Mike Landis Photographer, unless otherwise noted.
Everyone taking pictures of the cakes!
Our cakes were displayed prominently in front of the fountain.
Two cakes, both incredibly crafted
Photo by Jeffrey Fehder Photography
The wedding cake was a seven-tier chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream, covered in blue fondant and hand-crafted sugar flowers.
The groom’s cake was a four-tier chocolate chip pound cake with traditional buttercream frosting, covered in fondant, and airbrushed with his favorite games, movies, cartoon characters, etc.
We cut the cake before the dessert stations were opened. We chose to cut the cake to Weird Al’s classic hit “Eat It,” and we only cut the one cake. Neither cake was actually served at the wedding, since there was so much dessert to be had. A slice of each cake was placed in a bag and placed by the exit so guests could take some home with them for a sweet treat the next day!
We had agreed to NOT smash the cake, but I think we were both expecting the other one to break that promise.
No smashing, just a sweet kiss
Eating all the cake…we both just wanted to wipe our hands at this point. (Mr. Ly is trying not to get cake on my back here.)
With our very talented MOH
The cake was such a generous gift to receive from my best friend, and apparently we’re not the only ones to think it’s such a gorgeous cake. If you’re in New Jersey and pick up a copy of New Jersey Bride—Fall/Winter edition—you just may see a picture of our wedding cake! How cool is that?
Personal photo / New Jersey Bride Magazine Fall-Winter 2013